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A Frank Lloyd Wright house built over a waterfall, Fallingwater was named the "best all-time work of American architecture" in 2007 by the American Institute of Architects. The family house was commissioned by Edgar Kaufmann Sr., and Wright welcomed the challenge. Kaufmann once dared to go behind Wright's back to consult an engineer about the risky design. Wright was so offended that he threatened to leave the project. Kaufmann relented, and Wright buried the engineer's report in one of the walls. The house was the Kaufmann family's weekend retreat until 1963, when the family gave it to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, which opened it to the public. Notice the remarkable furniture--Wright designed it specifically for the space. Make Fallingwater a centerpiece of your Mill Run vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Mill Run online trip itinerary planner.
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Tours to Fallingwater
$387 BOOK WITH VIATOR FALLINGWATER - America's UNESCO World Heritage Masterpiece! FALLINGWATER - America's UNESCO World Heritage Masterpiece!
Duration: 6 hours
Great fun for an afternoon! The tour was informative and interesting, and the tour guide was friendly and answered lots of questions. It was really interesting to see and hear about the start of...
Great fun for an afternoon! The tour was informative and interesting, and the tour guide was friendly and answered lots of questions. It was really interesting to see and hear about the start of... more »
Just as amazing as first visit. We took our daughter and her husband as the highlight of a short getaway to celebrate their anniversary. They and my wife did the tour and were as impressed as my...
Just as amazing as first visit. We took our daughter and her husband as the highlight of a short getaway to celebrate their anniversary. They and my wife did the tour and were as impressed as my... more »
Trip of a lifetime! As a tour guide at Taliesin (Frank Lloyd Wright's home and studio in WI) for 3 years, visiting Fallingwater was a must-see. It was more than amazing. Our tour guide, Scott, did..... more
Trip of a lifetime! As a tour guide at Taliesin (Frank Lloyd Wright's home and studio in WI) for 3 years, visiting Fallingwater was a must-see. It was more than amazing. Our tour guide, Scott, did..... more »
We rented a cabin near here for the weekend with family. I've always wanted to visit this house so we stopped by on our last day. Tickets were sold out for the indoor tours (they weren't doing many because of Covid), so if you want to do that, book at least a month in advance. That being said, the grounds and outside of the property are incredible. It's such a beautiful house and definitely worth visiting just the outdoor portion too. Plus you can see the inside through the windows. Tickets for that were only $20/person when we went. There are tons of trails you can explore around the grounds too. I'd allow at least 1-2 hours here. It's definitely worth a day trip to visit if you're anywhere near here!
We had Linda as a guide. Wow, was she knowledgeable and friendly. The tour was about an hour long, and she successfully answered questions by all. You can tell she has a true love for Falling Water. I don't understand the complaints. All you simply need to do is READ the website. It lists all the rules, and guidelines. Nothing asked of us was outlandish. Preserving the home for all to see in the future is best. It was our second time visiting, the first time was in the early 1990's. It's amazing how well kept and cared for the home is. Such an amazing place to visit!
We happened to be in the area and decided to stop by. Unfortunately, because we did not reserve tickets ahead of time, all the tickets that would give us access to tour the inside of Falling Waters and the grounds were sold out. The only option we had was to purchase tickets to see the grounds to Falling Waters. I have to say that the price of the tickets, $17 per person, just to view the outside grounds, peek in the windows of the house, visit the visitors center, and the museum/store, were worth the cost if you like architecture and take interest in how things are built. This house is a National monument so it was pretty busy while we were here. The price to do the tour that would include a tour of the grounds, the inside of the house, and access to the visitor center and the museum/store was $34 per person. Not sure if I will go back and pay that full price again just to see the inside of the house and take the tour. I feel just peeking into the windows gave me enough of an idea of what the house looks like, but I do think I'd enjoy the info I'd get to hear from the tour guide, so, I don't know, it's a toss up as to whether or not it's worth another $34 per person to get that information or not. It definitely was a cool place to go and see though and I loved the store/museum as it definitely has a lot of cool and interesting things you don't see many places you go. I'm glad that we decided to stop and feel it was worth the the time and I enjoyed seeing it and think it's an interesting piece of history worth checking out.
Beautiful. We didn’t have tickets for inside the home, so we just toured the grounds. It was still a great walk and the grounds were lovely. We went off grounds to see the overlook about a half a mile down a path. It was a bit tricky, so wear comfortable shoes and watch where you walk if you go to the overlook. It is a gorgeous view!
If you don't know about this iconic structure already, please Google it. There's not much I can add that hasn't already been said a million times. What I want to say in this review is that you should visit it. The house has been maintained in nearly perfect condition. The tours are well organized and informative but you must book well in advance because it is a popular destination. I am including a few of my photos but photos really don't do it justice. There is a FEELING about the place that is relaxing and special. If you can refrain from taking pictures and just soak it in, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
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